If you aren’t watching Euro 2012, you should be. The international soccer tournament, which kicks off its fifth day on Tuesday, is providing all the national pageantry and pulsating futbol any sports fan could possibly want.
Known for its upsets, Euro 2012 has already provided two of the rather seismic variety — Denmark’s 1-0 defeat of the Netherlands on Saturday and Ukraine’s 2-1 stunner over Sweden on Monday. Though Ukraine is co-hosting the tournament with Poland, they are big underdogs in Group D, with its opponents Sweden just one of the three more traditional powers vying for two spots in the quarterfinals (England and France are the others).
Even more unlikely was the source of Ukraine’s two goals, none other than Chelsea flameout and resident old man Andriy Shevchenko. The ex-AC Milan striker, at 35, is the oldest striker in the tournament, but with age comes experience, and his brace was what Ukraine needed to turn Group D upside down.
Sheva’s double was greeted with delight by the host nation’s fans, and one in particular has taken the Interwebz by storm, which is where our latest dose of Daily Awesome comes in:
So he looks a little like King Curtis; the little dude clearly has enthusiasm, enough so that we’re kind of pulling for a deep run by Ukraine at this point.
Source: SB Nation